Forsyth County citizens have several convenient recycling options that are available to everyone in the county.

If you live inside of one of the municipalities listed below just click on the name below and you will be directed to their website for information pertaining to their recycling program.

Forsyth County has three Recycling Convenience Centers that are available for use by all residents of the county free of charge. The location of each facility, street directions and other information including acceptable materials is listed below.

FORSYTH COUNTY RECYCLING CONVENIENCE CENTERS

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Winston-Salem Convenience Center

  • 325 Hanes Mill Road
  • Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Hanes Mill Center

  • Hours of Operation:
  • Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Holidays:
  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. New Year's Eve
  • 7:00 a.m. - Noon New Year's Day
  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Martin Luther King's Birthday
  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Good Friday
  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Memorial Day
  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. July 4th
  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Labor Day
  • CLOSED Thanksgiving Day
  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. day after Thanksgiving
  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Christmas Eve
  • CLOSED Christmas Day

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Kernersville Convenience Center

  • 445 Lindsay Street
  • Kernersville, NC 27284
Lindsay Street
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Holidays:
  • The following holidays will be observed at the Kernersville Recycling Center:
  • NEW YEAR'S DAY
  • MEMORIAL DAY
  • FOURTH OF JULY
  • LABOR DAY
  • THANKSGIVING DAY
  • CHRISTMAS DAY

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Pfafftown Convenience Center

  • 6328 Yadkinville Road
  • Pfafftown, NC 27040
Yadkinville Road
  • Hours of Operation:
  • Tuesday - Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Holidays:
  • The following holidays will be observed at the Pfafftown Recycling Center:
  • NEW YEAR'S DAY
  • MEMORIAL DAY
  • FOURTH OF JULY
  • LABOR DAY
  • THANKSGIVING DAY
  • CHRISTMAS DAY

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF THE RECYCLING CENTERS
PLEASE CALL (336) 703-2440.

Click here for directions from your home to any of the Recycling Centers.

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Recyclable Materials Accepted at the Forsyth County Convenience Centers:

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Chipboard (e.g., cereal boxes, cracker boxes, etc.)
  • Magazines, Newspapers, Office Paper, Telephone Books, Catalogs
  • Aluminum Beverage Cans
  • Steel, Tin and Bi-metal Food and Beverage Cans
  • Glass Food and Beverage Containers (e.g., bottles, jars, etc.)
  • All Plastic Bottles Numbered 1 through 7

All recyclable materials must be clean and free of contaminants. Glass, metal, and plastic food containers must be rinsed clean. Cardboard food containers must be free of grease and other residue.

Materials not accepted at the Forsyth County Convenience Centers:

  • NO - aluminum foil, pie tins, or scraps
  • NO - ceramics, dishes, drinking glasses, light bulbs, mirrors, Pyrex, window glass, or any glass that is not a container
  • NO - bottle caps or tops; antifreeze, pesticide, motor oil or other hazardous material containers; plastic bottles that are not marked with the recyclable symbol; plastic bags of any type; plastic wrap, or Styrofoam
  • NO - paint cans
  • NO - Styrofoam egg cartons
  • NO - books, binders, or notebooks
  • NO - Garden Hoses, plastic tubing, or automotive hoses

For more information about acceptable and unacceptable materials, please contact the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection at (336) 703-2440

All Citizens of Forsyth County are encouraged to use 3RC Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Recycling Center for materials such as paint, pesticides, household chemicals, automotive fluids and electronics.

Click Here to find out more information on 3RC including their hours and a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable materials.

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More items can be recycled than you might think. The following items are recyclable; just click on the item to find out more information.

Used Tires or Appliances such as Stoves, Refrigerators, etc. (Click and scroll down to "White Goods, Scrap Tires and Other Wastes)

Rechargeable Batteries

Check to see if other items you have are recyclable and if so where to take them.

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